Category Archives: Health

One Way To Defeat Your Social Anxiety

Social anxiety is detrimental to everyone in life. But the negative outcomes of this condition are far worse for heterosexual men than anyone else.

The Ebola Virus Was Featured On A Simpsons Episode In 1997

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The Simpsons has been at the cutting edge of popular culture for a quarter of a century – but do Springfield’s most famous residents have the ability to predict the future? According to Internet conspiracy theorists, the simple answer is yes.

They claim the world famous TV series predicted the Ebola virus outbreak back in a 1997 episode called ‘Lisa’s Sax’, in which Marge tries to coax a sick Bart out of bed, as proof. Bart goes on to point out to his mother an apocalyptic drawing, which shows the sun crying above dead bodies and blood.

More Military Suicides Than Combat Deaths Due To PTSD

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“Punishment takes several forms. I don’t deserve good relationships. I don’t deserve a happy life. I deserve to be tormented with flashbacks, nightmares, and other unpleasant symptoms. Basically I deserve to be placed under court-martial and executed. Since the military hasn’t bother to court-martial me and execute me, I’m going to do that to myself”

Psychiatrist Dr. Colin Ross discusses the issue of military men committing suicide. Is this really due to post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after combat, or is there a connection between the over-drugging of soldiers on psychotropic medications?

Fukushima: No End in Sight for Nuclear Meltdown

Abby speaks with Paul Gunter, reactor oversight director at Beyond Nuclear, discussing the many unanswered questions surrounding the ongoing nuclear crisis at Fukushima Japan, including the construction of a massive underground ‘ice wall’ and the rate at which contaminated water continues to pour into the Pacific Ocean.

Patriotism Is Processed And Unhealthy

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Why ADHD is Not a Disorder

Abby Martin speaks with Thom Hartmann, host of ‘The Big Picture’ and author of ‘Attention Deficit Disorder: A Different Perception’ about the enormous rise of diagnoses of ADHD among American children, and his research into the origin of the perceived disorder as an evolutionary adaption instead of a disorder.

Dunkin’ Donuts and the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders

dunkin donuts Dallas Cowboys CheerleadersDunkin’ Donuts sponsors the Dallas Cowboys, and therefore by close association it sponsors one of the few remaining institutions in the USA which demands a near-perfect body mass index (BMI) and trim figure from it’s participants, the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. It is just as ironic as McDonald’s Corporation being one of the biggest sponsors of the Summer Olympic Games, the world’s preeminent showcase of physical and athletic achievement. The high-calorie and nutritionally bankrupt Dunkin’ Donuts, and the gym-junkie Cheerleaders, are apparently the “Ultimate Team”.

10 Health Lessons from Around the World

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From antioxidant-stuffed spices to midday Zs, every country has its own unique brand of staying healthy, happy, and fit. And it looks like we could learn a thing or two. The life expectancy of the average American lags behind every industrialized nation on Earth except Qatar. North America is home to only 6 percent of the world’s population, but accounts for 34 percent of the world’s weight due to obesity, contributing to mounting stateside rates of diabetes and heart disease, according to research from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. So how does the rest of the world keep their health in check? With simple, totally doable lifestyle habits. Here are 10 imports that will boost your health big time.

Navy vets still reeling from the effects of Fukushima

It’s been three years since radioactive water began leaking from Japan’s stricken Fukushima Nuclear reactor. And with dozens of U.S Navy personnel falling sick from radiation contamination, new questions are arising over what Tokyo’s electric power company and the U.S Navy may have known about the extent of radiation exposure. RT’s Ameera David reports.

The Boys At The Hood

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Source: (Butler Shaffer)

Yesterday’s killing of three other soldiers and then himself by an Iraq War veteran at Ft. Hood will doubtless produce an outpouring of explanations, most of them off the mark. The gun-control crowd will likely use it to plead their case, even though a report informs us that Ft. Hood is a “gun-free” facility (imagine a gun-free military installation!). If the other soldiers had been permitted to possess guns, I wonder how many lives would have been saved – if, indeed, the killer had undertaken his crime at all!

I also wonder how long it will take for otherwise intelligent minds to get to the underlying causes for violence in our world. Such an inquiry might lead a few to grasp that, in this instance at least, the military, not the guns, was the proximate cause of these killings. The military has long been an “attractor” for men and women of violent dispositions. That system will train its recruits in the skills of killing, provide them with the weapons to carry out their assigned tasks, and compensate them for their efforts.